Category Archives: Dickson, S. O’H.

S. O’H. Dickson. Reuben Delton, Preacher: A Sequel to “The Story of Marthy”. Richmond, VA: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1900.

Marthy and Reuben Delton, married at the end of The Story of Marthy, have made a life together in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Marthy helps her pastor husband win souls and provide comfort to impoverished mountaineers. Marthy’s old friends, from the more affluent Blowing Rock, help the couple raise money to build a church.

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S.O’H. Dickson. Ralph Fabian’s Mistakes. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., 1908.

The Fabians are a happy middle class family, able to enjoy a vacation in the North Carolina mountains before sending their son Ralph off to college. When Ralph arrives at college, he finds that his meager allowance doesn’t cover his incidental expenses. He borrows money from his class treasury, and then things go down hill for Ralph until a mountain missionary helps him turn his life around. The opening chapters are a nice travelogue of the western piedmont and mountains. The college in the novel is thought to be Davidson.

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Filed under 1900-1909, 1908, Davidson, Dickson, S. O'H., Mountains, Novels to Read Online, Piedmont, Religious/Inspirational